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130 years ago

Sheriff Hill has made his Chinese prisoners whitewash the interior of the jail, so now the place looks and smells as sweet as some hotel men's boudoirs.

110 years ago

(Continued from yesterday) There is some talk of a ghost (maybe Jennie) that fits along the halls at night and walks about with a tin measure vainly trying to find a keg of beer from which to draw a cooling quart, but the chances are that these reports are circulated by some interested party who wants to build his lodging hero unmolested by other persons who might desire to take advantage of the same opportunities presented by a deserted building and a lock less front door.

70 years ago

Leisure Hour Club members were deeply interested in Miss Bonnie O. Reid's comprehensive and well presented review of the book, "Nazi Spies in America," at the club meeting last evening.

50 years ago

New bus routes were announced yesterday for the Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno Stage Lines (formerly Virginia-Truckee Transit). The new GMC air ride bus will be on display here Saturday. Ladies will receive free flowers and children balloons.

20 Years Ago

Clark county lobbyist Bob Broadbent made a futile attempt Tuesday to convince legislators to return casino entertainment taxes to the counties.

10 Years Ago

Fears that the turn of the century will result in power shutdowns and shortages is causing some change in buying patterns, particularly with generators.

- Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.


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